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Monday, February 24 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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The quality of health care services delivered in Nigeria is poor and remains a huge source of concern. Most of the Primary Health Care (PHC) facilities that are supposed to meet the health needs of the poor and rural dwellers are in a poor state due to poor budgetary allocation.

The average Nigerian that can afford PHC has to deal with archaic, bureaucratic processes to book consultations or get admission. Those in rural areas barely have access to PHC, often lack the finances to get basic treatment and have never heard of health insurance. Those who can afford health care are limited due to lack of infrastructure to carry out tests like x-rays.

Granted Nigeria’s health care infrastructure is not enough to cater to its almost 200 million citizens and the onus falls on the government to provide more hospitals, hire more doctors and get better equipment into these hospitals, the private sector still has a role to play.

This talk will focus on the importance of leveraging technology to disrupt health care sector processes and make accessing health services a better experience for Nigerian citizens. Topics to be discussed include human centered design as a solution and innovation as key to addressing consumer pain points.

From data collection to medicine distribution to health insurance attendees will gain a better understanding of the myriad of ways technology can be used to radically improve the way healthcare is delivered in Nigeria.

Monday February 24, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm WAT
Speakeasy Suite